ETC Financial Policies

Financial Policies

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Membership Fee

To facilitate the general expenses of ETC, we are asking all families to make a contribution each year with their membership.

$125 per NEW Family

$75 per PREVIOUS RETURNING Family in good standing

We are committed to being good stewards of our collective resources and welcome accountability. Annual Financial Reports are issued by the ETC Financial Director.

The annual fee is due at the time of registration or membership renewal. All payments are due no later than August 1st. Payments may be made by cash, check, or by requesting an email invoice that can be paid online. 

Tuition and fees are non-refundable after the first days of classes.

Sponsorship Program

As funds are available, ETC offers a sponsorship program to cover the annual fees for membership for those families in need. If you would like more information about being sponsored, or about donating to that fund, you can request it online during your registration. It is important to us that no one is turned away because of the annual membership fee.

Donations

Additional donations to ETC will be tax-deductible. Membership Fees, Tuition, and Per Child Fees are not deductible, but any voluntary contributions will be acknowledged with a tax-deductible receipt. Please consider making the ministry of ETC a part of your charitable giving.

General Budget

ETC's budget includes the fundamental expenses that are necessary to make ETC function, including basic administrative costs, website membership, liability insurance, leadership sponsorship, and basic office supplies and postage, as well as minimal funding for the monthly ETC meetings.

Fee Payment Policies

  1. Membership fee payments, regardless of payment method, must be RECEIVED no later than August 1st.  If you have not paid by August 1st you will be removed from the list of members.
  2. A simple, all-inclusive fee is charged for Consortium Classes.  Please review the Consortium Information page for more details.  Some activities, such as field trips or group parties, may incur additional fees. 
  3. Please note your name and the event for which you are paying with each payment.  Envelopes are provided in the payment drawer in the Consortium Office or Check-In Desk. Payments must be received with the necessary information in order for your account to be properly credited.
  4. If you need proof of payment, please pay with a check or money order or via online invoicing, since receipts will not be issued for Fees.
  5. We cannot provide change.
  6. There are no refunds for supply fees on or after the first day of class.  Any refunds for tuition or activity fees will be reviewed by leadership.

Payment Options

You will have the option of several methods of payment for all ETC fees.

  1. Online: You may pay through your ETC account on our website. 
  2. By Mail:  A check or money order can be mailed to ETC, PO Box 1757, Bentonville, AR 72712. Please include a note indicating what you are paying for.
  3. In-Person: You may also pay with cash, check, or money order in person at Consortium. In the case of “in-person” payments, please put your payment inside an envelope and seal it. Then write on the front of the envelope your name, the amount, and a specific list of what you are paying for. You may put your payments in the payment box provided at the Consortium check-in desk.  Please do not pay at other events.
  4. Payment Plan:  The only payment plan ETC currently offers is a Pre-Payment Plan. The entirety of Consortium Fees can be made in 1/3 installments by the following schedule.

Fall Semester   1/3 Total Fees due May 31, June 30, and July 31.  All Consortium Fees for the Fall semester must be paid by August 1.

Spring Semester   1/3 Total Fees due October 31, November 30, and December 31.  All Consortium Fees for the Spring semester must be paid by January 1. 

Reminders about your installment due dates will not be sent; please take responsibility for paying installments on time.  Classes will be dropped if tuition is unpaid on the final due date.  Contact the ETC Financial Director for more information.

Conclusion

The Financial Director, Event Coordinators, and Leadership Team Members are homeschooling moms just like you, and have a limited amount of time to devote to ETC business. Thank you for respecting their limitations by adhering to the ETC Financial Policies.

 

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